The Grand Rapids Police Department and selected community members participated in a "Fair & Impartial Policing" training Friday, March 3.
According to the department, the training is based on the science of human bias - including the research on implicit bias, which can impact what people perceive and do, even in people who consciously hold non-prejudiced attitudes.
The training covered the science of bias including:
- Assessments of reform and realms of policy
- Recruitment and hiring
- Supervision and accountability
- Outreach to diverse communities
Leaders from the department will now pass along the information from the training to the rest of their crews.
For more information about Fair & Impartial Policing programs, click here.
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